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What Happened To The Oil From The BP Well?

It’s on the bottom of the deep blue sea, of course. While the ocean may look like like the BP oil spill is all cleaned up, oil about 2 in. thick was found by scientists on the ocean floor.

It’s too deep for divers to actually go there in person, but the miracles of modern technology lets them see into the deep.

“I expected to find oil on the sea floor,” UGA researcher Samantha Joye said Monday morning in a ship-to-shore telephone interview. “I did not expect to find this much. I didn’t expect to find layers two inches thick. It’s weird the stuff we found last night. Some of it was really dense and thick.”

Joye said 10 of her 14 samples showed visible oil, including all the ones taken north of the busted well. She found oil on the sea floor as far as 80 miles away from the site of the spill.

“It’s kind of like having a blizzard where the snow comes in and covers everything,” Joye said.

The question now is how much is there, and what kind of animal life is it killing. The marshlands are already coming back.

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